com·​mu·​nal·​i·​ty | \ ˌkäm-yu̇-ˈna-lə-tē How to pronounce communality (audio) \
plural communalities

Definition of communality

1 : communal state or character
2 : a feeling of group solidarity

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The oppressive communality of the open plan has fueled the backlash, as has constant connectedness. Elizabeth Anne Hartman, WSJ, "The Open-Floor-Plan Backlash: How Family Members Are Escaping Each Other," 17 Aug. 2017 Elevate your own value system above any sense of communality and others will do the same. Jon Mooallem, WIRED, "I Can Gripe About My Ride-Sharing Company to Passengers, Right?," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of communality

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of communality was in 1886

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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